Men's and Women's Basketball earn # 3 seeds for Region III Tournament
Herkimer, NY - The Herkimer Generals Men's and Women's Basketball teams have each earned the # 3 seeds in the upcoming Region III Division III Basketball Tournaments which start on Saturday, February 22nd on campus sites. Both teams will earned a bye for Saturday's games and will host a Region III Quarterfinal game on Tuesday, February 25th.
On the men's side, the three time defending Region III Champions will play # 6 Jefferson, who defeated # 11 Cayuga on Saturday afternoon by a score of 92-67. The Generals are 20-6 on the season, which included a 14-2 mark in the Mountain Valley Conference. Coach Matt Lee's squad is currently # 9 in the latest NJCAA Division III National Poll. Tuesday night's Men's Quarterfinal will tip off in Herkimer at 5:00 PM. This game is a rematch of a game won by Jefferson on Nov 21 in Herkimer, 66-47.
For the women, Coach Gabe Coffey's squad finished the regular season with a record of 18-5 overall and a 10-2 mark in the Mountain Valley Conference. They are currently ranked # 10 in the NJCAA Division III National Poll. The Generals will host # 6 Fulton-Montgomery on Tuesday night as the Raiders turned back # 11 Cayuga by a score of 77-51 on Saturday. The Generals and Raiders split their 2 meetings this year. The tip off for the Region III Quarterfinal will be after the Men's game on Tuesday at approximately 7:00 PM.
If the Generals win their games on Tuesday, they will advance to the Region III Final Four, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday February 29th and March 1st on the campus of the highest remaining seed. Mohawk Valley (men) and North Country (women) are the # 1 seeds and will host the Final Four if they win their respective quarterfinal games on Tuesday.
Please check back to this website for updated information throughout the next week regarding the matchups and game times for the Region III Tournament.